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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team
ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 青の救助隊

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon - Blue Rescue Team cover art Japanese.jpg
Information
Developer(s)
Genre(s)
Role-Playing, Roguelike
Mode(s)
Single player
Version
1.0
1.1
Credits
Director(s)
Producer(s)
Koichi Nakamura
Hiroaki Tsuru
Atsushi Sugimoto
Kunimi Kawamura
Hitoshi Yamagami
Designer(s)
Hiroshi Nakamura
Fujimi O-nishi
Yoshihito Takaishi
Programmer(s)
Artist(s)
Release date(s)
Nintendo DS
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November 17, 2005
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September 18, 2006
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November 10, 2006
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September 28, 2006
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August 30, 2007
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November 17, 2005
Wii U Virtual Console
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March 23, 2016
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June 23, 2016
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February 11, 2016
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February 12, 2016
Rating(s)
CERO
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ESRB
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ACB
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OFLC
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PEGI
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GRAC
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Additional info
ID(s)
Japan: NTR-APHJ-JPN
United States: NTR-APHE-USA
Europe: NTR-APHP-EUR
Internal Name(s)
POKE DUNGEON
Media / distribution
32MB Cartridge


This Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team page is about Blue Rescue Team for the Nintendo DS. For the Game Boy Advance release, see Rescue Team:Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team. For the Nintendo Switch remake, see Rescue Team DX:Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX.
For all Pokémon Mystery Dungeon pages across the wiki, see Pkmn:Pokémon Mystery Dungeon.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team (Japanese: ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 青の救助隊) is the Nintendo DS version of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team, the first game in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, developed by Chunsoft and published by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company in 2005.

Rescue Team is the first game in the Mystery Dungeon series to be released outside of both Japan and North America. The community commonly calls both versions of the game Rescue Team, or RT for short.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The player starts out as a human who turned into a Pokémon, which can be one of sixteen Pokémon (Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Pikachu, Meowth, Psyduck, Machop, Cubone, Eevee, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip and Skitty) and is determined by a personality quiz taken at the beginning of the game. The player chooses a partner Pokémon which is one of ten Pokémon (which excludes the last six stated above and the Pokémon of the same type). The game is mission-based with many jobs, which can be found on the bulletin board, requested by mail, or initiated through story events, and include rescuing Pokémon, delivering items, and escorting clients. If the player successfully completes a job, they receive a reward, and Rescue Points, which increase a team's rank.

These jobs take part in dungeons, of which the layout is randomized. The objective is to either finish a job, or go through all the floors to find the exit. In the dungeon, there are wild Pokémon that battle with the player's team. These battles are turn-based, and take place in the dungeon map. Pokémon fight using the four moves they know, by using a standard 'A button' attack, or using projectiles and other items. While going through the dungeon, the player gets hungry and has to eat food, either found in the dungeon or bought in advance.

The player will fail if the main character or a client that needs to be escorted is defeated. Before the credits, the player will also fail if the partner is defeated. However, supplementary allies (including the partner, after the credits) can be lost, at which point they will return to the base.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Become the hero the Pokémon world needs you to be!
One sunny afternoon, you awaken as a Pokémon in the middle of the woods with no idea as to how you got there. After giving your name and explaining your predicament to the Pokémon who found you, you are both thrust into a rescue to save a young Caterpie from Tiny Woods. Once, you have completed this first challenge, you and your new partner decide to form a Rescue Team, a band of Pokémon dedicated to help those in need. Thus begins your journey towards fulfilling your destiny, saving the Pokémon world from total destruction.
~ The game's synopsis.

The player wakes up one day finding that they have been transformed into a Pokémon, without any memory of their past. In a world devastated by many natural disasters — that have only begun to happen quite recently — the player and a newly made friend join forces and form a rescue team. The team meets other rescue teams, including a top-ranked rescue team consisting of Alakazam, Charizard, and Tyranitar, named Team ACT. The team makes enemies unwittingly with another rescue team, Team Meanies, consisting of Gengar, Ekans, and Medicham, who seek world domination under the disguise of a rescue team. Not far into the storyline, the player is told of a legend about a Ninetales laying a curse on a human who had deliberately grabbed Ninetales' tail. Ninetales predicted that the human would eventually be reborn as a Pokémon, and that the natural balance of the world would be upset. In the quest to discover the player's lost memory and purpose as a Pokémon, the team journeys to where the fortune-teller Xatu resides. Xatu is quick to realize that the player was once a human and tells that the player's human-to-Pokémon transformation is tied together with the natural disasters. This conversation is eavesdropped upon by Team Meanies' Gengar, who reveals the player's secret to the townsfolk and says that eliminating the human-turned-Pokémon in the legend would return the world to normal.

They are confronted by Alakazam, who says the Pokémon held a town meeting on what they must do to save the world: they must find and kill the player and anyone who sides with them. As they give the team one night to get away, the two leave Pokémon Square as fugitives and make their way to the northeasternmost part of the world in an effort to elude the teams that are now hunting them down. Along the way, they encounter the legendary birds Moltres and Articuno, who feel the effects of the disasters in their respective areas. They befriend an Absol who seeks to find the true cause of the natural disasters. The trio reaches the top of Mt. Freeze only to be cornered by Team ACT. They get ready to finish the player and partner off, but are stopped by Ninetales, who reveals that the player is not the human in the legend, that both parts of the legend are coincidental occurrences, and that the world is in greater danger caused by the awakening of Groudon. Team ACT proceeds to try and stop Groudon, while the team heads home to clear all remaining suspicion at Pokémon Square. After a few days, the player and the partner worry, as Team ACT has not come back from their mission to quell Groudon. Asking to rescue the missing Team ACT, Lombre refuses to let them go, saying there are plenty of tougher Pokémon than them. Shiftry convinces three of the strongest Pokémon, Blastoise, Octillery, and Golem, to form a special rescue team and rescue Team ACT. After a few days, the special team returns defeated.

After being discouraged by Gengar, the player and partner are able to get everyone's spirits back up, and volunteer to rescue Team ACT themselves. When the team reaches Magma Cavern, they find Charizard and Tyranitar defeated, with Alakazam fighting against Groudon alone before quickly being defeated. The team takes matters into their own hands and defeat Groudon. They return to town as heroes, but their celebration is short-lived as grave news arrives from Xatu. A huge meteor, revealed to be the true cause of the natural disasters, is heading for the world, threatening to destroy it. The only way to stop it is to ask for help from the sky guardian Rayquaza. It is less than cooperative, but after a battle, Rayquaza agrees to use its Hyper Beam to destroy the meteor. The team reawakens on the ground, surrounded by their supporters, where they find that the world is safe once again. However, the player must return to being a human and leave the Pokémon world behind. After the credits roll, the player returns to the rescue team base in Pokémon form and surprises everybody.

As time passes, many more secrets are revealed. A shard of the destroyed meteor opens a secret cave under Whiscash Pond, enabling evolution. It is later revealed that another shard hit Latias' wing, and the team rescues her at Pitfall Valley. It is eventually discovered that Gengar was the human from the legend; after uncomfortably getting the player's assistance, he manages to remove the part of the curse that affected his old partner Gardevoir.

Cover art[edit | edit source]

The cover art of the game was drawn by Ken Sugimori. It directly connects with the cover art of Red Rescue Team when placed above it, representing the Dual-Slot features of the game. A Mudkip, a Squirtle and a Totodile are in a blue forest are looking down at a hole. A Pikachu is scared as he sees Alakazam, Gengar and Tyranitar are chasing them, with red eyes. Pikachu, Squirtle and Totodile wear generic blue scarves. A Pecha Berry is on the ground next to Mudkip.

The European version has several small differences. It is edited to move the Pecha Berry next to Pikachu instead, so that it isn't covered by the PEGI rating. In addition, Pikachu is also moved slightly to the right, allowing Alakazam's spoon to be seen. Tyranitar is also slightly moved to the right, allowing all of Gengar to be seen. However, Totodile partially covers Tyranitar's paw.

The Nintendo VIP 24:7 voucher included with the European version shows an expanded version of the artwork, extending the area to the right, showing that the tree and rock seen in the cover art are much bigger.

This illustration received an animated adaptation in the tenth version of the fourth opening of the Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation anime series. See the gallery on the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team page for more information. The artwork was later reworked for the remake.

Development and technical issue[edit | edit source]

After the existance of the game was leaked online in August 2004 under the title Mystery Dungeon: Pokémon World: Pikachu's Great Adventure, it was first revealed in August 2005 and the Japanese release date was announced in September. More details were released later that month, showing information about the gameplay and plot. In November, Nintendo announced a bug in the Blue Rescue Team version involving its connectivity with its GBA counterpart, Red Rescue Team, which would completely erase the contents of any other Game Boy Advance game besides Red Rescue Team that was loaded into the system. Nintendo quickly patched the bug upon discovering it and issued a new shipment of replacement DS cards with the patch on December 8. At E3 2006, Nintendo announced the English release of the games and revealed the release date later that month.

Sales[edit | edit source]

By the end of 2006, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team had sold over 761,000 copies in Japan. As of July 25, 2007, Blue Rescue Team has sold 3.08 million copies worldwide by March 31.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

For this subject's gallery, see Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team Titles.

In Other Languages[edit | edit source]

Language Name
English Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team
Japanese Flag of Japan.svg ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 青の救助隊
French Flag of France.svg Pokémon Donjon Mystère: Équipe De Secours Bleue
Spanish Flag of Spain.svg Pokémon Mundo misterioso: Equipo de rescate azul
German Flag of Germany.svg Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Blau
Italian Flag of Italy.svg Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Squadra Blu
Korean Flag of South Korea.svg 포켓몬 불가사의 던전: 파랑 구조대

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Red Rescue Team has one more Pokémon available than Blue Rescue Team by default. This is due to being able to recruit Porygon and evolve it in Red Rescue Team, while Blue Rescue Team players can only recruit Porygon2.

See Also[edit | edit source]

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team articles.
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team - Gameplay Elements
AdventuresBody SizeBuried ItemsKecleon ShopsMonster HousesEvolutionKangaskhan Rest StopsRescue RankMissionsRecruitingSaving and Quick SavingMovesAbilitiesStatus ConditionsTacticsTraps and Floor TilesPokémonPersonality TestWeather
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team - Items
BerriesEquipmentEvolution ItemsFoodGummisHealth DrinksMiscellaneous ItemsProjectilesQuest ItemsSeedsTMs & HMsWonder OrbsUnused ItemsRosetta Stone (Items)
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team - Locations
Town and Story Locations Pokémon SquareRescue Team BaseWhiscash PondLuminous CaveMakuhita DojoPelipper Post OfficeHill of the Ancients
Dungeons Story Mode Tiny WoodsThunderwave CaveMt. SteelSinister WoodsSilent ChasmMt. ThunderGreat CanyonLapis CaveRock PathInfo symbol.pngMt. BlazeSnow PathInfo symbol.pngFrosty ForestMt. FreezeMagma CavernSky TowerUproar Forest
Post-Credits Howling ForestStormy SeaSilver TrenchMeteor CaveFiery FieldLightning FieldNorthwind FieldMt. FarawayWestern CaveNorthern RangePitfall ValleyBuried RelicWish CaveMurky CaveDesert RegionSouthern CavernWyvern HillSolar CaveDarknight RelicGrand SeaWaterfall PondUnown RelicJoyous TowerFar-Off SeaPurity Forest
Event Only Oddity CaveRemains IslandMarvelous SeaFantasy Strait
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team - Services
Luminous CaveMakuhita DojoPelipper Post OfficeKangaskhan StorageKecleon ShopFelicity BankGulpin Link ShopWigglytuff ClubSmeargle
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team - Friend Areas
Aged Chamber ANAged Chamber O?Ancient RelicBeau PlainsBoulder CaveBountiful SeaCraterCryptic CaveDarkness RidgeDecrepit LabDeep-Sea CurrentDeep-Sea FloorDragon CaveEcho CaveEnclosed IslandEnergetic ForestFinal IslandFlyaway ForestFrigid CavernFurnace DesertHealing ForestIce Floe BeachJungleLegendary IslandMagnetic QuarryMist-Rise ForestMt. CleftMt. DeepgreenMt. DisciplineMt. MoonviewMushroom ForestMystic LakeOvergrown ForestPeanut SwampPoison SwampPower PlantRainbow PeakRavaged FieldRub-a-Dub RiverSacred FieldSafariScorched PlainsSeafloor CaveSecretive ForestSerene SeaShallow BeachSky Blue PlainsSouthern IslandStratos LookoutTadpole PondThunder MeadowTransform ForestTreasure SeaTurtleshell PondVolcanic PitWaterfall LakeWild Plains
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team - Stats
AttackBellyDefenseExperience PointsHPIQLevelSpecial AttackSpecial Defense
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team - Pokémon Types
Normal Normal-TypeFighting Fighting-TypeFlying Flying-TypePoison Poison-TypeGround Ground-TypeRock Rock-TypeBug Bug-TypeGhost Ghost-TypeSteel Steel-Type
Fire Fire-TypeWater Water-TypeGrass Grass-TypeElectric Electric-TypePsychic Psychic-TypeIce Ice-TypeDragon Dragon-TypeDark Dark-Type
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team - Bosses and Special Enemies
Bosses Story ArticunoGroudonMoltresRayquazaSkarmoryTeam MeaniesZapdos
Post-Credits ArticunoDeoxysGroudonJirachiLugiaMoltresRayquazaZapdos
Special Enemies Kecleon
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team - Characters
Individual Characters ArticunoBellsproutBlastoiseButterfreeCaterpieDiglettDugtrioEkans (Arbok) • GardevoirGengarGolemGulpinKangaskhanKecleon Bros. (Kecleon (Big Brother)Kecleon (Little Brother)) • LatiasLatiosLombreMagnemiteMakuhitaMankeyMedichamMetapodMoltresMunchlaxOctilleryPersianSmeargleSnubbull (Granbull) • PelipperRayquazaSpindaWhiscashWigglytuffWobbufettWynautXatuZapdos
Rescue Teams Team A.C.T.Team ConstrictorTeam HydroTeam MeaniesTeam Pokémon (Heropartner) • Team RumblerockTeam Shiftry
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team - Quests
Main story Rescue JumpluffRescue ShiftryThe Legend of NinetalesConfront GroudonThe Meteor
Post-Credits Rescue GardevoirConfront LatiosRescue Latias
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team - Guides
Changing the Team LeaderSaying Farewell to PokémonStand By command
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team - Miscellaneous
Blue Rescue Team Press KitCommercialsGinji's Rescue TeamGold Rescue TeamManualsNews ArchiveRescue Team DemosPokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Original Record • (Soundtrack Blue Rescue TeamRed Rescue Team) • Staff CreditsTeam Go-Getters Out of the GateTop MenuTranscriptsUnknown DungeonVersion DifferencesWonder Mail
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team - Community
Tier ListSpeedrunningHackingCheat CodesBrazilian Portuguese Fan PatchKorean Fan Patch
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team - Rosetta Stone
Items
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team - Removed and Unused content
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon articles
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon - Anime
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the GatePokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & DarknessPokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time and Darkness • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (Part 1Part 2)
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon - Characters
Major Characters
Heroes Hero Characters (Rescue TeamExplorersGatesSuper MD)
Partners Partner Characters (Rescue TeamExplorersGatesSuper MD)
Playable
(Special Episodes)
BidoofGrovyleLopunnySunfloraWigglytuff
Allies AmpharosArchenBuizelBunnelbyCelebiDedenneDeerlingDunsparceDusknoirEmolgaEnteiGardevoirEspurrGoomyJirachiKeldeoMawileMewNuzleafPanchamRaikouShayminShelmetSuicuneSwirlixTimburr brothersVirizionVoice of Life
Anime Charmander • Chimchar (AnimeBlazingExplorers Guide) • Pichu • Pikachu (Go-GettersGates Anime) • PiplupOshawottSquirtle
Other CelebiChatotChimechoCinccinoCofagrigusCorphishCroagunkDarkraiDark MatterDialgaDiglettDugtrioGengarGurdurrKangaskhan • Kecleon Bros. (Kecleon (Big Brother)Kecleon (Little Brother)) • LoudredMagnemiteMagnetonMagnezoneMunnaNinetalesQuagsireRampardosScraggySkarmorySlowkingSwannaXearneasYveltal
Teams Team A.C.T.Team AWDTeam CharmTeam ConstrictorTeam EbonyTeam FlameTeam FrontierTeam GleeTeam Go GettersTeam HydroTeam PoochyTeam PokémonTeam PokéPalsTeam MeaniesTeam RaiderTeam Razor WindTeam RogueTeam RumblerockTeam SeedgeyTeam ShiftryTeam SlackerTeam SkullTeam Tasty
Minor Characters
Other AzumarillBeedrillBudewCombeeHawluchaIgglybuffKlefkiLaprasLatiasLitwickLatiosMeowthRoseliaTsubugorouUnofficial Translation symbol.pngVespiqueenWooper
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon - Manga
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue TeamExplorers GuidePokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration TeamUnofficial Translation symbol.pngPokémon Super Mystery Dungeon - Go! Expedition Society Juniors!Unofficial Translation symbol.png
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon - Video Games
Titles Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team Game Boy Advance & Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team Nintendo DSPokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness Nintendo DSPokémon Mystery Dungeon: Adventure Squad Titles WiiPokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity Nintendo 3DSPokémon Super Mystery Dungeon Nintendo 3DS
Ports & Remakes Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky Nintendo DSPokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Nintendo Switch

References[edit | edit source]

  • [1] Gameplay, Plot and Sales sections based on the Wikipedia page.